No matter what type of work you do, from the outset of any assignment you need to make sure that you understand exactly what you are expected to do and exactly how you are expected to do it.
I am often surprised at how many people tell me, "I don't want to have a boss standing over my shoulder telling me what to do and how to do it all the time. They should just let me do my job." But then, in the next breath, many of these same people complain that their bosses fail to convey expectations clearly enough.
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- 5. Make Sure You Understand What Is Expected of You
- from It's Okay to Manage Your Boss: The Step-by-Step Program for Making the Best of Your Most Important Relationship at Work
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass
- Released: September 2010
Your understanding of expectations is essential to effective delegation. It is your responsibility to continually dialogue with your supervisors about every assignment. By doing so, you gain a clear understanding of the goals of the task, define detailed parameters and requirements, and establish accurate deadlines.
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